Caring Curing / Women and Medicine

10 – 28 Sep 1985

 

The exhibition consists of inter-related art works which incorporate sculpted objects, photographs, and texts. The exhibition was about women’s experience of health care as it is currently promoted through the institutions and technologies of Western medicine. The work in the exhibition touches on such topics as the undue intervention in childbirth, diseases caused by birth control technology, toxic and radioactive hazards in reproduction, sterilization abuse, the reactionary politics of the anti-choice movement, and our current social investment in medical “pioneering”. Underlying the exhibition is the artist’s belief that what is needed is not simply isolated critiques of various medical practices and the development of such alternatives as self-help and holism, but political analysis and the struggle for fundamental change.